The Buffalo Jr. Sabres Youth Hockey Organization has announced the tryout times for its Bantam Minor and Major, 15U, 16U and 18U teams. All tryouts will take place on Wednesday April 12th at HARBORCENTER. There is a tryout fee of $20.
All players interested in participating in Buffalo Jr. Sabres tryout should bring 2017-2018 USA Hockey Registration number. Additionally, if you are coming from another organization, you must have a release to participate.
Bantam Minor 13U
Co-Coaches Craig Rivet & Tom Gately
Bantam Major 14U
Coach Bill Loupee
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Coach Jacob Brozyna
6:00 - 7:30pm
Coach Andrew Peters
5:00 - 6:30pm
Coach Joe Marszalek
7:30 - 9:00pm
***If selected for the 2017-2018 season, please be prepared with birth certificate.
We are pleased to announce coaches for next season.
9U Squirt Minor Head Coach: Patrick Fisher
Pat Fisher is a lifelong Buffalo native, who played his minor hockey with multiple organizations in Buffalo area. After graduating from Timon High School, where he captained the first ever WNY Federation championship team, Pat went on to play college hockey at SUNY Canton College (NY). From there, Pat played two seasons of minor-professional hockey in Detroit of the CHL.
After his playing career, Pat has built a strong coaching resume over the last 20 years. Pat’s experience behind the bench ranges from Head Coach at Belle Tire Hockey club winning 3 Michigan State Championships, to coaching 4 gold medal winning teams at the Empire State Games Additionally, Pat has held the roles of Director of Youth Hockey for the Buffalo Sabres and Assistant General Manager of the Buffalo Jr. Sabres Junior A Team. We are pleased to welcome Pat to the Buffalo Jr. Sabres coaching staff.
10U Squirt Major Head Coach: Kevyn Adams
11U Pee Wee Minor Head Coach: Tristan Musser
Associate Head Coach: Mike Ansell
12U Pee Wee Major Head Coach: Mike Ansell
Associate Head Coach: Tristan Musser
13U Bantam Minor Co-Coaches: Craig Rivet & Tom Gately
14U Bantam Major Head Coach: Bill Loupee
15U Midget Head Coach: Jacob Brozyna
16U Midget Head Coach: Andrew Peters
18U Midget Head Coach: Joe Marszalek
19U Girls Team
Due to USA Hockey Restrictions regarding Women's Hockey, the Buffalo Jr. Sabres organization is suspending the addition of the 19U Girls team. We apologize for any inconvenience our announcement may have caused.
Over the past 5 seasons, the Buffalo Jr Sabres program has had 54 players advance to NCAA College or Ontario Hockey League (Major Junior A). Of the 54 players, 27 were committed NCAA Division 1 college, 24 continued on to play at NCAA Division III college, and 3 moved on to play in the OHL.
|Trevor Peca||16U||16-17||University of Maine|
|Trevor Kuntar||16U||16-17||Harvard University|
|Andrew Pizzo||20U||16-17||Niagara University|
|Cameron Radziwon||20U||16-17||Hamilton College|
|Ryan Fritz||20U||16-17||SUNY Cortland|
|Ryan Sidorski||20U||16-17||Union College|
|Erik Urbank||20U||16-17||Dartmouth College|
|Case McCarthy||16U||16-17||Boston University|
|Tucker Weppner||20U||16-17||Canisius College|
|Chris Berger||20U||15-16||Brown University|
|David Baskerville||20U||15-16||Canisius College|
|Griffin Lunn||20U||15-16||Colgate University|
|Dylan Seitz||20U||15-16||Kitchener OHL|
|Wilson Vershay||20U||15-16||SUNY Cortland|
|Evan Bennett||20U||15-16||Salem State|
|Ryan Kuhn||20U||14-15||Niagara University|
|Austin Osmanski||18U||14-15||Mississauga OHL|
|Tim Kielich||20U||14-15||SUNY Brockport|
|Joshua Gabriel||20U||14-15||Canisius College|
|Justin Cmunt||20U||14-15||Union College|
|Daniel Lafontaine||20U||14-15||Canisius College|
|Ben Casale||20U||14-15||SUNY Fredonia|
|Christopher Moses||20U||14-15||Elmira College|
|Kenny Tencza||20U||14-15||Elmira College|
|Michael Bevilacqua||20U||14-15||Canisius College|
|Colin Rutherford||20U||14-15||Dartmouth College|
|Max Mikowski||20U||13-14||Rochester Institute of Technology|
|Nolan Sheeran||20U||13-14||Canisius College|
|Michael Ederer||20U||13-14||St. Lawrence University|
|Nick DeSimone||20U||13-14||Union College|
|Ryan Schmelzer||20U||13-14||Canisius College|
|Mason Evans||20U||13-14||Connecticut College|
|Dennis Gilbert||20U||13-14||University of Notre Dame|
|Dylan Howatt||20U||13-14||SUNY- Brockport|
|Brandon Schaber||20U||13-14||Saint Mary's|
|Rocky Gruttadauria||20U||11-12||Niagara University|
|Andrew Poturalski||20U||11-12||University of New Hampshire|
|Chris Luker||20U||11-12||SUNY- Brockport|
|Denis Playfair||20U||11-12||SUNY- Geneseo|
|Nathan Pelligra||20U||12-13||SUNY- Brockport|
|Darrin Trebes||20U||12-13||SUNY- Fredonia|
|David Seward||20U||12-13||Nazareth College|
|Frank Hora||20U||12-13||Kitchener OHL|